From Mozart to Motown, we’ve spent half a century singing music we love. We have included several brief audio clips from recent performances with the discriptions below. All recordings are from live concerts, so you may hear occasional random background noise.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem, “Kyrie”
It takes more than a little nerve for an American choir to sing Mozart in Vienna. That makes our performance of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem at the Hoffberg Palace one of our most memorable concerts. This clip of the famous Kyrie fugue is from a subsequent Lexington concert in 2003.
John Rutter: Magnificat, “Magnificat Anima Mea” and “Of a Rose”
Rutter’s triumphant setting of Mary’s traditional prayer from Matthew’s gospel is one of his most popular works.
Lloyd Pfautsch: Musicks Empire
The late choral director and composer Lloyd Pfautsch created a beautiful setting for 17th century poet Andrew Marvel’s ode to Music.
Moses Hogan, arr.: My Soul’s Been Anchored In the Lord
The music world lost a great talent when Moses Hogan, celebrated choral director and arranger, died in 2003 at the age of 45. We always enjoy performing his music.
James Erb, arr.: Oh Shenandoah
In our 1999 concert of American Music we included this lovely setting of the 19th century traditional folk song.
Joseph Baber: An American Requiem, “New Birth, New Soil”
At the premier of this powerful Civil War-themed piece for orchestra and chorus, emotions were so deeply stirred that many singers and audience patrons openly wept.
Jay Flippin: An Appalachian Triptych, “Heritage”
Longtime accompanist of The Lexington Singers, Jay Flippin wrote this music for our November 14, 1999 concert, utilizing poetry by the late James Still, Kentucky’s first Poet Laureate.
Serge Rachmaninoff: Ave Maria
We sang Rachmaninoff’s simultaneously serene and triumphant setting of this timeless prayer on November 20, 2005.
Benjamin Britten: St. Nicholas cantata, “He Comes to Myra and is Chosen Bishop”
Our recent performance of Britten’s lovely tribute to the fourth century Bishop of Myra included The Lexington Singers Children’s Choir.
Thanks to Neil Kesterson and Dynamix Productions for assistance in preparation of the audio clips.
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